CB1 GALLERY EVENTS
Sunday, February 23, 2014,
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Contemporary Art Conversations #16
Moderated by Betty Brown
The critics convene to discuss--and deconstruct--the plethora of art fairs that have washed over Los Angeles in early 2014. Join Shana Nys Dambrot, Mat Gleason, William Bush, Tulsa Kinney, and Bill Lasarow with moderator Betty Brown--as they discuss the fairs, current exhibitions, and whatever else comes up during the discussion.
CB1 Gallery at Booth #215 at Miami Project
December 3 - 8, 2013
Lisa Adams, Mira Schor, Kiki Seror
and Craig Taylor
CB1 Gallery's booth (215) will feature new paintings by Lisa Adams, a new series of light box photos by LA-based Kiki Seror, a selection of past work and new work by Mira Schor (NY) and paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by Craig Taylor (NY).
The second edition of Miami Project, a contemporary and modern art fair will return December 3-8, 2013 in Miami's Midtown Art District. Located at North 1st Avenue & NE 30th Street, Miami Project is ideally situated in the heart of Miami's Wynwood Arts District and just two blocks from the Rubell Collection. The fair provides attendees with easy access to parking and is a short distance from excellent Midtown accommodations and dining.
CB1 Gallery at Booth (PN4) at PINTA NY
82 Mercer Street, New York, NY
November 14 – 17, 2013
Thursday, November 14: 6pm – 9pm: By invitation only
Friday, November 15: 12pm – 8pm
Saturday, November 16: 12pm – 8pm
Sunday, November 17: 12pm – 7pm
CB1 Gallery is pleased to present the work of Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia in a solo project created for our booth (PN4) at PINTA NY. Hurtado Segovia's work is informed by multiple sources ranging from personal anecdotes to art- historical and ethnographic motifs. PINTA New York is an exclusive and intimate international art fair of select exhibitors invited to present the best Modern and Contemporary art by artists from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.
The new pieces on view include two bodies of work: Papel tejido, woven paper constructions based on the grid motif which take their visual cues from many sources including Scottish Tartan, basket weaving and abstract painting, and Cetros, a series of wood and cord sculptures inspired by friendship bracelets, religious and military scepters and staffs.
Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia’s Papel tejido works are woven paper constructions with two sides, many able to hang in all directions. Constituent paper strips are painted and cut before they are woven, effectively arresting painterly gestures and re-articulating them vis-a- vis a woven grid surface. The Cetros are coded with geometric shapes, words, pictographs, and Christian symbols. Presented alone or in clusters, these sculptures are reminiscent of pagan totemic artifacts and abstracted enchanted forests.
Born in Cd. Júarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, the artist graduated with a BA from UCLA in 2003 and an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2007. In 2010, his work was featured in “The Story of O” at Otis College of Art and Design and CB1 Gallery has hosted two solo exhibitions, and his third solo show "Ni tanto que queme al santo, ni tanto que no lo alumbre" will open at the gallery on December 15, 2013. His work is in the collection of The Hammer Museum as well as several corporate and private collections. He lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles where he also maintains his studio. Hurtado Segovia is Assistant Professor of Illustration at Otis College of Art and Design.
New Paintings by Rory Devine
CB1 Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by New York artist Rory Devine, at artMRKT Hamptons. artMRKT Hamptons is an international contemporary and modern art fair held July 11 – 14 at the Bridgehampton Historical Society located in the heart of Bridgehampton directly on the main road, Route 27 (2368 Montauk Highway (Rt. 27) - Bridgehampton, NY 11932).
Rory Devine, known for his brightly colored palette and paintings of doom and gloom, continues to mine a rich territory of psychology and color relationships. The artist moves deftly between a full on representational style and a more stylized, abstract language. Devine’s paintings address alienation, betrayal, and a kind of oppressive, infinite space, among other themes. He continues to present the painting as object of fantasy, highlighting its two dimensionality by working in light acrylic layers built up to create a lasting and powerful image.
His paintings of motel room interiors suggest a kind of Technicolor Edward Hopper. Hopper’s hotel interiors have been modernized with a kind of everyday banality and they are missing the figure so ever present in Hopper’s work. Instead brightly colored red forms occupy the corners of the deserted rooms, suggesting a kind of viral history, traces of past guests, their fluids and dreams.
In other works Devine works within the language of Abstraction to create paintings based on the sunburst. The gold radiating lines build a perspective, while text or anamorphic blobs occupy the space. Some new paintings, employ song lyrics, geometry and horror films to flesh out a twisted noir narrative. Among the paintings subjects is a poignant portrait of the late Amy Winehouse, a painting of a still from Rosemary’s Baby, as well an ornate and dense roadside memorial. These works, in their diversity, speak a common language of serious painterly concerns as well as psychological melodrama.
Rory Devine is a painter living in New York. He has had solo exhibitions in New York and Los Angeles and his work has been included in numerous group exhibitions. He received his BFA from The School of Visual Arts, NY, NY and founded and ran the influential TRI Gallery in Los Angeles from 1992 to 1995. His first CB1 Gallery exhibition, we can plant a house, we can build a tree was held in April 2012. Devine’s next gallery solo exhibition is scheduled for February 2013.
Hysteresis - A Social Teleaction is a multimedia event featuring simultaneously a live performance in the gallery and streaming on-line on Chatroulette.com.
Integrating simulation and vision mixer software, Seror invites the audience to participate in a journey of being watched and surveilling strangers on Chatroulette. Chatroulette is an online chat website that pairs strangers from around the world together for webcam-based conversations.
This event explores the blurring boundaries between public space and private life, the visible and invisible, and the observer and observed. The event probes concerns regarding community and individual privacy and the issues surrounding public spaces that involve watching and being watched.
A visual artist working with digital media, throughout her career Seror has sought to explore the binary dynamics between male/female and text/image as opposite genders. By means of photography, video, sculpture and installations her aim is to translate rapture and imagination by creating computerized topography and tantalizing images that enlist desire, but take the viewer no further than the initial illusion allows.
Kiki Seror’s work was the subject of a survey exhibition at SITE Santa Fe, curated by Louis Grachos. Past solo show venues include I-20 Gallery, New York; Apex Art, New York; the Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna; and Nils Staerk Contemporary, Copenhagen. Seror's work has been included in group exhibitions such as Don Juan, Vienna Kunsthalle (2006); Jeugen von heute, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (2006); Balance and Power: Performance and Surveillance in Video Art, curated by Michael Rush, Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University (2005); In Focus: Themes in Photography, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo (2005); typ0, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2004); Strangers: First ICP Triennial of Photography and Video (2003).